author: Danielle Garrett
series: Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries #2
published: 20 November 2021
genre(s): cozy mystery
source: Kindle Unlimited
buy/shelve it: Amazon | BookBub | BookHype | Goodreads
It’s New Year’s Eve and Rosella Midnight has a date with danger.A handsome date for New Year’s Eve? Check.
Red lipstick and a killer party dress? Double check.
A kiss when the clock strikes twelve? Undecided.
If I’m going to be stuck in Winterspell a little longer, I may as well have fun with it. But you know what they say about the best laid plans...
When my romantic evening turns into a kidnapping investigation, I can’t wait around to watch the ball drop. There’s a mermaid-snatching monster on the loose, and it’s up to me to stop them.
Luckily for me, my date always comes loaded for dragon.
a few notes
cover notes: cute, on-point cover
keywords/phrases: witch, kidnapping, family drama
mood reading: in the mood for a magical mystery with great characters
bonus points: flawed but strong heroine
- Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries
- Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries
- A Touch of Magic Mysteries
- Nine Lives Magic Mysteries
Ella is still struggling to find her place in Winterspell, after years of feeling shunned but for a few. Because of it, she’s living with one foot out the door. But things seem to be changing for her, settling into a life in her hometown she never though possible.
I love Orion and Ella! Not just their romance, but the way they work together, too. And the mystery elements are fantastic, lots of twists and turns that take the reader to places they won’t expect. The action, too, is well paced throughout the story, keeping me turning the pages.
As with the others in the series, this book has a lot of deeper themes than you often find in cozy mysteries. Ella’s personal struggles, making amends with those she left behind. The ostracism and treatment of her, the shunning. But these elements are what make these characters so relatable. I appreciate that depth!
book flights & matchmaking
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: